Well, I read Judge Zwack's opinion on the McGrath petitions as well as checked out his biography.
The 58 year old father of three is from the Bronx, went to Siena College and served as Renssalaer County Executive, where he was embroiled in corruption charges. He was acquitted.
Governor Pataki appointed him to some alcohol agency before putting robes on him in an out-the-door appointment. Renssalaer County (Troy) is of course the home base for former Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno.
He has much to be thankful for, and in a close call decision he has good reason to help his party. Whether he did or not, God only knows.
His decision on the petition form is that since judicial delegates and state committee people are also elected based on Assembly district boundaries,there could be confusion among the petition signers.....The phrase "New York State Assembly-122nd District" is , according to the judge, a geographic designation that does not describe the office. The judge says the lack of clarity brings into question whether the signers knew what they were signing.
Henry F. Zwack - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia